In my brief period bringing you the fantasy basketball goods, I feel like I have been steadfast with my picks and decisions as the doings and goings of the NBA facilitate. Somebody yesterday made an outrageous claim that I wasn’t on Tobias Harris early on with a hokum situation. Never head back from ya, bro!
But as I responded, I was way wrong on Thomas Robinson and have admitted that numerous times. Who deals their two biggest-minute PFs at the same time bringing in a PF only not to play him? C’mon Rockets! I still think Robinson is a great raw talent and depending on how things shake out in the offseason might be a sleeper for me in 2013-2014.
And that brings me to that other Robinson who I have been down on all year. Last night, Nate Robinson played 33 minutes off the bench and shot 10-18 (5-11 3PTM 10-10 FT) 35 Pts 3 Rebs 2 Asts and 1 Blk. Despite the huge burst of points, that’s all Robinson’s big contribution is: points. Not that that’s a bad thing, but it’s the easiest category to fill. Then you move to the 3′s and ThrAGNOFF! I was wrong OK, dude can play well enough to be fantasy usable! He’s owned in most leagues, so if he burned you at all in the finals, feel free to troll comment. I was watching this game and the Bulls were running isos for him down the stretch. Shows how much they need his offense.
Here’s what else happened last night in the 2 NBA games:
Jimmy Butler - Way better than Nate Robinson. Played a whopping 50 minutes to go 9-15 2 3′s 22 Pts 14 Rebs 2 Asts 3 Stls and 3 Blks. Super rainbow line! I think his scoring of late goes down next year with Rose returning, but I think he’s going to be a great value pick next season in drafts.
Richard Hamilton - 14 Pts and 8 Asts taking 14 shots in 26 minutes off the bench. If you need some scoring, Hamilton could be a position filler returning to the Bulls offense.
Carmelo Anthony - First Knick to score 35+ in 6 straight games. Don’t tell that to my NBA Live 97 memory card with Alan Houston.
Raymond Felton - Playing a little better down the stretch with a 19-5-6 line with 1 Blk and 3 3-balls. Hasn’t been a consistent or healthy season for Felton, but if he’s still helping you now, you’ll take it.
Kevin Durant - Now making it a habit to barely miss on triple doubles. Just get two more assists! And hey, he’s playing. That will be an interesting argument for pick #1 vs. pick #2 next year with LeBron.
Thabo Sefolosha - I lucked out streaming him in a few leagues and got 3 3′s and 7 boards. ThrAGNOFF!
Kevin Martin - Been a usually underwhelming season for K-Mart, but went 8-10 (4-5 3 PTM) for 23 Pts in only 19 minutes. He’ll probably end up on none of my teams next year.
Jarrett Jack - Probably my biggest waffle on the season. Puts up solid numbers in stretches then disappears. Last night was the former going 6-12 (2-3 from deep) 19-4-6 and 3 Stls. His best line since that stretch in February. I call it anomaly, you call it a hot tomale, let’s call the whole thing off! Side note, they couldn’t take a better picture with his eyes open?
Klay Thompson - Just when it looked like he was breaking out of his slump… 2-10 FG for a line of 6-0-1-1-1. Ugh.
If you have any questions for tonight’s action shoot some comments below and have a great weekend!